Type of Milk: Cow, raw
Taste: Fruity and sweet, with a nice tang. It has a salty quality to it as the grass the cows eat often picks up a large salt content from the ocean air. The paprika rub lends a slight spice to it. While it can be a bit granulated, the one I sampled was semisoft with a nice giving texture.
Janet Fletcher notes, "The interior becomes golden and firmer as the cheese matures, and nut and caramel aromas develop that call to mind dulce de leche, the Mexican caramelized-milk dessert," (Cheese & Wine, p. 84).
Serve With: Perfect for a fruit platter or with strong, fruity red wines,preferably Spanish.
- Fletcher, Janet. Cheese & Wine - a Guide to Selecting, Pairing, and Enjoying. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2006. 84.
- Mahón Cheese - Wikipedia